A delivery stop of BMW M5 and BMW M6 performance models has been ordered in the US over oil pump concerns that could potentially lead to "severe engine damage".
The notice from BMW Technical Service reads, “Vehicles equipped with an affected pump could experience a sudden loss of oil pressure which will result in severe engine damage.”
The notice makes it clear that BMW is contacting existing owners and recommending they “not drive the vehicle”.
BMW Australia’s Scott Croaker told CarAdvice that while the issue doesn’t affect cars already delivered, 20 vehicles that are in transport to Australia are affected and will all have the technical issue resolved locally prior to being delivered to customers with no delays expected.
In Australia the 412kW/680Nm BMW M5 is a $230,000 proposition while the M6 and M6 Convertible, that both share the M5’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 powerplant, are nearer the $300,000 mark.